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Director Trio Upward Bound Math and Science

Position Title
Director of Upward Bound Math and Science
The Opportunity
The Director of Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) works with low income, first generation and/or academically disadvantaged high school students to provide opportunities for participants to develop social skills, cultural competence, study skills and academic skills needed to become successful college students and attain their educational goals. The Director shall have the ultimate responsibility for envisioning, designing, building, implementing, monitoring, budgeting and evaluating the TRIO UBMS program in adherence with the US Department of Education regulations and the program proposal. This collaborative program will be developed in partnership with and on-location at Alameda International Jr/Sr High School. Additionally, the Director will lead efforts to plan, organize and present group workshops and events; planning and supervising participants' attendance at cultural events; and assist with the recruitment, selection and retention process for all participants. The position is highly visible within the institution, the target schools and community and will have the academic recognition and credibility necessary to effectively operate the program. The Director of UBMS reports to the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design, plan, implement, direct, manage and evaluate all Upward Bound Math and Science grant program activities
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate Upward Bound program staff
  • Direct selection of participants per established eligibility criteria and management of student caseloads of Upward Bound program participants
  • Develop partnerships with appropriate Mines and Alameda International Jr/Sr High School administrative, academic faculty and support personnel
  • Manage budget and administrative operations
  • Complete TRIO Upward Bound Annual Performance Report
  • Provide college leadership, program representation and program outreach
  • Communicate program goals and activities to constituents and the public
  • Establish and maintain engagement with local, regional, and national community agencies, transfer institutions and other external partners
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Required Competencies:
  • People skills : Develop professional and friendly relationships with students, faculty and staff, as well as community partners.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion : Work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Demonstrate commitment to supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds. Create/sustain an inclusive learning environment for students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
  • Marketing and communication : Recruit and retain students through the use of multiple media platforms and recruitment strategies.
  • Strong detail orientation : Keep appropriate statistics and develop assessments for continuous improvement.
  • Technological skills : Navigate technologies such as Banner and Slate platforms.
  • Supervisory and leadership skills : Provide training, guidance and direction to program staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience managing or implementing college preparatory/access programs or master’s degree from accredited institution in Education, Counseling and Guidance, Social Work or related field.
  • Professional experience with students in an advising, mentoring, or leadership role.
  • Demonstrated experience in program or project development, implementation and assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and communicate across a broad spectrum of constituents.
  • One year experience working directly with TRIO programs; or similar experience working with low-income, first-generation, minority students; students from diverse backgrounds or students with disabilities.
Certifications and Licenses:
  • Licensed teacher in Colorado with endorsement in secondary education
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Bilingual- Spanish and English
  • Professional oral and writing communication skills, strong organizational and project management skills, strong public speaking skills and proficiency with computer software.

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • A PhD degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field such as higher education administration, educational leadership, educational psychology, curriculum and development, etc.
  • Three or more years’ experience in designing, developing, managing and/or implementing TRIO, or similar, programs and student supports in a college or university setting.
  • Three or more years’ working directly with TRIO programs; or similar experience working with low-income, first-generation, minority students; students from diverse backgrounds or students with disabilities.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity of perspectives.
About Mines & Golden, CO

Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. A sunny, high-altitude climate with outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.
Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$65,000 - $75,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more information, visit Mines benefits .
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Contact Kathleen Feighny, Human Resources, with any questions.
Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Jan 11, 2023 Mountain Standard Time
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